Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
"My maternal grandparents were forced out of their own businesses by Mussolini's Blackshirts. There was nothing socialist or lefty about it either."


Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack

Before Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile created Fascism they were both Socialists. They created Fascism because they saw that the future predicted by Marx in his writings was not happening. To make Socialism advance, as the good socialists that they were, they created Fascism as an updating of the ideas of Marx.
https://www.dineshdsouza.com/news/fascisms-karl-marx/


Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer

Well, there's your problem right there, friend. Relying on Dinesh D'Souza for anything is like expecting poetry from the white pages. I can't think of a less principled propagandist, except James O'Keefe, or less reliable source for history.


Uhhhhh, Senator Hatrack's messed up post editing skills combined my post and his. And I can't bitch about it because I accidentally butchered one of his when I THOUGHT I was replying instead.

This part BELOW is from the Senator:

Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
Before Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile created Fascism they were both Socialists. They created Fascism because they saw that the future predicted by Marx in his writings was not happening. To make Socialism advance, as the good socialists that they were, they created Fascism as an updating of the ideas of Marx.
https://www.dineshdsouza.com/news/fascisms-karl-marx/


The part about my Italian gramps losing his businesses in Rapino at gunpoint while a wealthy landowner from Laquila stood grinning is my post.
The guys with the guns were not socialists. All my gramps ever talked about were "Il Duce and his fascists" and how they turned Italy into an armed camp.
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